Andrea Gemmet is the editor of the Mountain View Voice, 2017's winner of Online General Excellence at CNPA's Better Newspapers Contest and winner of General Excellence in 2016 and 2018 at CNPA's renamed California Journalism Awards. In 2020, she also became editor of The Almanac.
Andrea is a Midpeninsula native who got her first newspaper job while still in high school and has devoted her career to community journalism. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Cruz, she became a staff writer for The Almanac, where she covered everything from homicides and historic preservation battles to city hall shenanigans,land use, education and local characters human and non-human. Her breaking news reporting on the closure of independent bookstore Kepler's earned her a first-place award for Public Service from CNPA in 2006.
Andrea joined the Mountain View Voice in 2010 as managing editor and was promoted to the new role of editor following the retirement of Editor-in-Chief Tom Gibboney in 2014.
Downtown Menlo Park was crawling with superheroes and monsters, flowers, fairies and fiends as the city's annual Halloween Hoopla event took over Santa Cruz Avenue and Fremont Park Saturday, Oct. 28.
[Tuesday, October 31, 2023]
After several years of heartbreaking near-misses, Menlo-Atherton High School's girls water polo team secured the championship, beating Woodside High School 9-7 for the title on Oct. 17.
[Wednesday, October 25, 2023]
San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies said they responded to five calls reporting residential burglaries in Portola Valley and Woodside in just one day, and are asking residents to report any suspicious activity they see.
[Thursday, September 28, 2023]
Throughout Oak Knoll Elementary's 72-year history in Menlo Park, children have cavorted beneath the towering oak tree in the middle of the playground. Then a large limb came crashing down, sealing the tree's fate.
[Monday, September 18, 2023]
San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a Redwood City man covered in blood after two women were stabbed, one fatally, in the 3200 block of Fair Oaks Avenue in unincorporated North Fair Oaks early Sunday morning.
[Sunday, July 30, 2023]